The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco covers the November 2018 “Mind Issue” of Women’s Health US, photo by Jason Kim, opening up about her ever-evolving fitness routine, her love of riding, and how she’s become fiercely independent – even with new husband Karl Cook by her side.
On her ever-evolving fitness routine: “It’s all or nothing. I’m hot or cold. I’m not a gray area. So if I’m doing yoga, we’re doing it every day this week…Then I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I have to switch.’ Then I’m going crazy on SoulCycle…” .
On how she grew a passion for riding, after encouragement from her mom: “Cut to nine horses later, showing all over the country, having my own barn…it’s totally changed my life, for so many reasons.” “If you need something good in your life, go take a riding lesson. Riding is all about my mental health at this point. It’s my separation from human contact. It’s the one place in the world where I cannot be on my phone. You can’t be in that mode on your horse; they feel it. You’ve got to be present. [After] a terrible day, I’ve been like, ‘Okay, I’ve got to separate.’ When you’re in tune with your horse, they know exactly what’s going on. If you can just be in the moment, you won’t believe what you can get out of it.” .
On meeting her now husband, Karl Cook: “We bonded a lot of having the same kind of outlooks on life, insecurities, dating. He comes from a very well-to-do family, so there’s all these [preconceived ideas] of being spoiled, and blah, blah, blah. And he’s just the opposite.” .
On how he had no idea who she was when they met: “It was great because he never kissed my ass at all, and he never cared about any of that. He loved that I loved horses. It became a big talking point for us.” (source)